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Old 03 August 2016, 10:21   #1
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Any advice for a first towable for a 6m Rib with 115hp engine.
I have two d rings on the rear and am ordering a Jobe bridle with rope - plus a bungee extension.
What i am missing though is the actual towable - seems so much choice. Would like something for 1 or 2 people. Sometimes there might be only 1 person so guessing the one with actual seats might not works so well if only half loaded.

Any advice out there for best fun, most practical 'toy'?

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Old 03 August 2016, 11:29   #2
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We have loads of fun with a single tube plus a three person disc pulled behind our 5.2 wth a 60 fourstroke.👍🌞


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Old 03 August 2016, 11:42   #3
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Hi,
Massive choice out there and difficult to recommend any particular type without considering the 'thrill factor' expectations of the riders. Good news is they're all fun.
Decent selection at Boatworld with good descriptions and some with videos to give an idea of ride.
http://www.boatworld.co.uk/towables-and-inflatables
We only tow behind a small boat and have a Jobe Hotseat ringo for one - easy to sit in and stable ride, not really steerable.
For a bit more fun we have an Airhead Slash 2 for one or two riders and is steerable.
To keep it flexible probably best to avoid anything with side by side seating. The larger ringos, deck tubes and smaller banana tubes can all be used by one or two riders. Some designs have lower profile at the back to make it easier to get back on from the water - good for kids and tired adults!
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Old 03 August 2016, 12:54   #4
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I would start with either a classic doughnut come in 1-4 rider sizes or the new disc type like airhead slice.

You can add more easily enough a basic wake board too the doughnut can get a bit boring after a while.

Find a nice open space to have fun in and avoid jet skis if you can.
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Old 04 August 2016, 04:23   #5
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thanks very much - airhead slash looks the one - on order :-)
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thanks very much - airhead slash looks the one - on order :-)

Nice one Reggie. Hope you all have fun.
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